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Old 09-06-2019, 02:02 PM   #1
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butterfly Monarchs Headed South - 2019

Groups of monarchs are passing through my area (Northeast WI) headed for Mexico. One group flew in a few days ago, stocked up on some Liatris nectar for a day, and then took off on a brisk southerly wind.

Six monarchs feasting on a couple of liatris; lots of other choices available but liatris is by far their favorite.

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As soon as one flower opens they are on it!

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Old 09-08-2019, 01:14 PM   #2
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What a welcomed sighting!
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The numbers do seem to be up this year, at least in our area. It's nice to see a few passing through each day. And we've had a couple that appeared to be fresh out of their chrysalis.
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I have seen some very bright ones here in Ohio.
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Watching those bright orange forms fluttering among the nectar plants and then soaring off to their winter home just can't help but raise one's ecological spirit!
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Beautiful!
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